Welcome to the Institute of Arctic Biology and our website. Please look around our site and get to know us, learn what we do, how we got here and what we are up to. The Institute of Arctic Biology was founded in 1963 by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska with Laurence Irving, a pioneer in the field of comparative physiology, as the founding director. The Institute continues Irving's pioneering spirit through our mission to advance basic and applied knowledge of high-latitude biological systems through the integration of research, student education and service to the nation and state of Alaska. The Institute supports faculty and post-doctoral research and graduate education in the life sciences of wildlife, physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology, ecology and ecosystems, biomedicine, and bioinformatics and computational biology. Faculty member's scholarly publications, graduate theses and IAB's Biological Papers of the University of Alaska are available in the research-publications section of our website.